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Nadi Kosuge's Kadoya Leather Practice Report
It is basic for riders to wear leather wear even in summer.
However, if you're tired of sweating, smelling, and being thin, I recommend getting a mesh jacket.
Nandi used to call himself the “Summer Leather Wear Promotion Association” all the time, but once I put my sleeves on a mesh jacket, I was so moved that I didn’t want to wear anything other than mesh in the summer. Thing. It's cooler to wear a mesh jacket than a T-shirt.
Therefore, in 2007, we launched the "If it's hot, you should wear a mesh jacket." Kadoya's AVIATORS JAC-F2 that I got at that time is now a good color with a lot of color. By the way, the cotton part of the arm can't be helped, but did you know that the mesh body (polyester) also loses its color and becomes reddish brown?
Originally black. Nandi's creed is to take care of things, but I'm starting to feel that if I keep wearing this, I might miss the last days of my marriage! It looks like it stinks!! No, it doesn't stink because I wash it often, and the color comes off! Also, it's because you run in the middle of summer and are exposed to the sun all the time!
So I got a new mesh jacket for the first time in 14 years! Nandi-san chose Kadoya's "VLM-4" !!
The diamond stitching on the shoulders and elbows has the feel of a padded leather jacket, giving a strong impression that it is made by Kadoya.
Ease of movement is due to the use of stretch mesh material. And it's pretty light and cool, so you don't have to take off your jacket every time after riding.
It is also GOOD that the waist is not exposed even when the waist is bent deeply. This is because the back action pleats are used, so you can take a comfortable riding posture even with a separate handlebar bike that puts your arms forward.
The neck is low, so you don't have to worry about your neck, and it's easy to turn your neck even when you have a visible line of sight. It is common sense for airmen to pay attention to their necks to check for enemy planes. …… In that case, we riders should also be very careful about our necks!
The chest pocket easily fits a cigarette and a zippo. However, since there is no depth to enter the smartphone, it should be stored in the pockets on both sides or the inner pocket. All pockets have zippers, so you don't have to worry about dropping things even if you do a flashy chase!
The AVIATORS JAC-F2, which I have been wearing for 14 years, has a lace-up on the side. This enables a wider range of size adjustment, and is an excellent mechanism that prevents flapping at high speeds.
On the other hand, the side of the VLM-4 used a hem belt specification. This is a simple design, so it can be worn regardless of the type of vehicle, and it will contribute to improving comfort and reducing weight.
As I mentioned earlier, the distinctive feature is the shoulder and elbow stitching. The reason why it is puckla is because it contains a sponge. It's soft, but the protection effect changes with or without it.
You can also add protectors to your shoulders, elbows, and back to increase your defense. In addition, if you put a pad in a mesh jacket, choose a pad that is also made of mesh so that it does not spoil the coolness.
If you're going to wear a jacket in the summer, it's better to put a pad in and take advantage of that mechanism. Most bikes can be fixed by changing the parts, but the body is not so easy. It takes time to heal when you are old. Even where you were injured when you were young, it begins to work like a body blow on your old body.
In order to enjoy your motorcycle life for a long time, you want to protect it as much as possible. It's not until you're over 40 that you really understand that, but... What Nandi can say now is take care of your body! And even in the summer, wearing a jacket is definitely better!!